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Post #1 Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:48 am 
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Hello All,

I am planning a trip to Chicago soon and was wondering if anyone knows of places to purchase Go goods? Mostly looking for new stones and books. I have purchased online from various vendors but was hoping for a hands on experience. A google search yielded no results other than their local go clubs, but it seems they all meet at coffee shops and what not - so I assume they don't sell anything. Thank you all ahead of time for your help!

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Post #2 Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:11 pm 
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If you're looing for high end equipment, Ebay seller zh.li69 is based in Chicago and sells some very nice boards and stones. I don't know if they have a store front, but it could be worth contacting them to ask if you can browse their goods in person.


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Post #3 Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:10 pm 
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jeromie wrote:
If you're looing for high end equipment, Ebay seller zh.li69 is based in Chicago and sells some very boards and stones. I don't know if they have a store front, but it could be worth contacting them to ask if you can browse their goods in person.


Just checked out that shop...WOW beautiful stuff. I would pay just to touch some of it, but don't have that kind of budget at the moment unfortunately. Thank you for this information though :D - maybe some day i'll be able to spring for such high quality.

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Post #4 Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:27 pm 
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I've found some go equipment and books in Chinese in the Chinatown section of Chicago (google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Lw2NDK3gYvT2), but nothing organized -- they just seem to show up in bookstores or gift shops at random.

There's also a Mitsuwa marketplace just a little ways outside the city http://www.mitsuwa.com/locations/chicago/ that had a bookstore... but I haven't been there for years.

I've heard that you can get Baduk equipment at H Mart in Niles, too, but haven't been myself: http://nj.hmart.com/stores/niles/

Good luck!

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Post #5 Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:31 am 
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fireproof wrote:
I've found some go equipment and books in Chinese in the Chinatown section of Chicago (google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Lw2NDK3gYvT2), but nothing organized -- they just seem to show up in bookstores or gift shops at random.

There's also a Mitsuwa marketplace just a little ways outside the city http://www.mitsuwa.com/locations/chicago/ that had a bookstore... but I haven't been there for years.

I've heard that you can get Baduk equipment at H Mart in Niles, too, but haven't been myself: http://nj.hmart.com/stores/niles/

Good luck!


Thank you for this detailed list! I will happily try some of these out. Cheers

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